Susan at Poppy Hair Salon is getting my curls ready for The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. This will be my first time visiting Sechelt, B.C. and I’m really looking forward to it. So are book lovers! The following author events have already sold out: Wayson Choy, Jane Urquhart, Noah Richler, Linden MacIntyre, Richard Wagamese, Peter Robinson and Eric Paetkau & Howard White. Tickets are still available for Gail Bowen, Charlotte Gill, Michael Crummey, Douglas Gibson, JJ Lee and many more writers including yours truly paired with Kim Clark on Sunday, August 19th at 2:30 pm for the New Voices event. The festival kicks off August 16th and wraps up August 19th. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-565-9631.